In the interest of trying to blend into my surroundings nicely and not have anything that would stand out or possibly annoy someone else, I just completed staining my whole house. I did like the golden brown tone, but now Fy Nyth is a little grayish brown house, and I like it better than I though I would actually. Above you can see what she looked like half finished. Below in the shot through the trees, you can see the amazing amount of difference in how much the two shades show up. The grey almost disappears while the golden brown stands out quite a bit.
I've never stained anything in my life, but I think this project turned out ok. With a few knots in my neck from holding a paint brush for too long, but nothing too bad. It's kind of fun to have some things I can say I did all by myself since I can't claim the credit for actually building my house by myself.
Now I'm getting closer to all settled into my new little clearing. In case you were wondering, it takes just a little less than one gallon of semi transparent stain to cover my entire home. We guessed it'd take more than that however so I have a whole untouched second gallon to use whenever this wears off. Hopefully not for many years!